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PFLAG is a national non-profit organization with over 200,000 members in the United States. The Twin Cities Chapter is proud to serve the metro area through support of LGBT individuals. United, we can make a difference in someone’s life by moving equality forward.

Events & Meetings

April meeting at PFLAG

For April, PFLAG is featuring:

LGBT Community Building Through Music.
We will have a speakers panel of 3 long time members of the Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus.   Davis Anderson, Paul Blom, and Glen Olson will share their own stories and insights on how being members of an openly gay organization has affected them personally and how in turn, the chorus has affected the LGBT and straight communities through the power of music.

Thursday, April 16th, 2015 at 6:30 PM
In the 3rd floor Conference Center at:

Sabathani Community Center
310 East 38th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55409

Our support groups will be held at 7:30 PM following the program.

March Program at PFLAG

Please Join us for our March meeting as we explore the topic of Evolving Families. 

Come prepared for an insightful and productive conversation.

 

Thursday, March 19th, 2015 at 6:30 PM

In the 3rd floor Conference Center at Sabathani Community Center

310 East 38th Street. Minneapolis, MN 55409

Our support groups will be held at 7:30 PM following the program.  

 

February meeting at PFLAG

Please Join us for our February meeting as we explore the importance of race and ethnicity when it comes to gender and sexuality.
We hope to foster greater intercultural competence and sensitivity with those from different racial and ethnic backgrounds, understanding that not everyone comes out the same way.
Come prepared for an insightful and productive conversation with Lawrence Richardson, writer, pastor, social media strategist, and social activist.

Lawrence Richardson is the Pastor of the Shift United
Church of Christ and writer for The Salt Collective.

Thursday, February 19th, 2015 at 6:30 PM

In the 3rd floor Conference Center at
Sabathani Community Center
310 East 38th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55409

Our support groups will be held at 7:30 PM.

January at PFLAG Twin Cities

Join us in our new location for our January meeting and small support groups.

 

Sabathani Community Center

310 East 38th Street

Minneapolis, MN 55409

 

Thursday, January 15th, 2015 from 6:30PM to 8:45PM

Program 6:30 PM to 7:30PM.  Transforming Families.

Small support groups 7:30PM to 8:45PM

 

Directions if traveling from the north on Highway 35W:

Go south Highway 35W from Minneapolis and take the 35th Street exit.

Go left on 35th Street 4 blocks east to 4th Avenue South.

Go right on 4th Avenue South 3 blocks south to East 38th Street.

Go right on East 38th Street ½ block and turn right into the parking lot.

 

Directions if traveling from the south on Highway 35W:

Go north on Highway 35W towards Minneapolis and take the 36th Street exit.

Go right on 36th Street 3 blocks east to 4th Avenue South.

Go right on 4th Avenue South 2 blocks to East 38th Street.

Go right on East 38th Street ½ block and turn into the parking lot.

PFLAG Holiday Party

 

Please join us for our Annual PFLAG Holiday Party featuring the voices of the Calliope Women’s Chorus.  We will have food, beverages, entertainment, and socializing.

Our small support groups will be held upon request starting at 3:45PM.

              

 

Sunday, December 21 at 2:00 PM

Mayflower UCC

106 East Diamond Lake Road

Minneapolis, MN 55419  

 

 

November PFLAG Twin Cities meeting

“I do”  The Legal, financial, and social benefits of marriage.

The recent expansion of marriage equality has opened opportunities and provided new benefits to the LGBT community not dealt with previously. This month’s program will cover the benefits of all legally recognized marriages, in which our three panelists will each share their specialized knowledge, with a Q & A session  following.

Trisha Falvey, M.A., is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a practice in St. Louis Park, MN. She created a Pre-marital education and counseling program specifically for same gender couples in 2009 and is thrilled that now, upon completion, same gender couples receive a discount on their marriage license.

Melissa J. Houghtaling, j.d. has developed a family law practice that is focused on cost-effective and creative solutions for traditional and non-traditional families of Minnesota.

From the exciting time when relationships and families are just beginning to the difficult time when relationships are changing and/or ending, Melissa believes that individuals and families are best served when expectations are clear, honest, and based in realistic outcomes.

 

Christopher D. Bentley,MBA, CFP®, CLU®

 Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc
.Financial Advisor / Wealth Management / Vice President.

CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ , CHARTERED LIFE UNDERWRITER™  Investments · Insurance · Retirement.

Chris works with couples and individuals to provide personalized financial, investment advice, and guidance to help achieve financial security and for retirement preparedness.

 

Sunday, November 16 at 2:00 PM

Mayflower UCC

106 East Diamond Lake Road

Minneapolis, MN 55419

October 19th PFLAG meeting

Youth Tell Their Coming Out Stories

October 11th is National Coming Out Day and for our October PFLAG meeting we have invited LGBTQ youth to share their personal coming out stories with you.

Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Mayflower UCC

106 East Diamond Lake Road

Minneapolis, MN 55419

Parents of Trans youth speak out.

In the last decade there has been a substantial increase in the number of families who are acknowledging and supporting children who exhibit gender variant behavior.  Join us for our August meeting, which will feature a panel of parents sharing their stories of challenges and triumphs navigating the educational and legal system and medical communities to help their children live as their affirmed gender.

Leslie Lagerstrom is the creator of the blog Transparenthood™, which chronicles her family’s experience raising a transgender child. She is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and is a speaker for Welcoming Schools – a nationwide initiative  to foster safe classroom environments.

Jennifer Tell is a resident of White Bear Lake, MN.  She is married and has 2 children, a transgender son who is 10, and a daughter who is 8. She runs a dance studio in the northern metro.

Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Mayflower UCC

106 East Diamond Lake Roaf

Minneapolis, MN 55419

July at PFLAG Twin Cities

Preserved in vaults set in caverns deep beneath the ground, directly under the Anderson Library at the University of Minnesota, lies the Tretter Collection.  A part of the Special Collections and Rare Books Unit, the Tretter Collection houses, researches, and preserves one of the largest collections of LGBT historical materials in the world.  The archives consist of over a half mile of boxes including books, periodicals, organizational records, personal papers and ephemera from around the world, with material in 58 languages.

Our July program will feature Lisa Vecoli, Curator of the Tretter Collection in GLBT Studies, who will survey a few milestones in 20th century GLBT history, discussing what is widely known and what is often overlooked. Lisa will also discuss why, even with all of the information available on the internet, we still need an archive dedicated to GLBT thought, history, culture and experience.

 

Author: Lisa Vecoli has served on the Board of the Tretter Collection since its inception in 2000 and has been the Curator of the Tretter Collection in GLBT Studies at the University of Minnesota since 2012. Her goals are to preserve GLBT history, diversify the voices in the archive and add to her personal collection of Lesbian Pulp novels.

 

Sunday, July 20th at 2:00pm
Mayflower UCC
106 East Diamond Lake Road
Minneapolis, MN 55419

PFLAG at Pride. June 28 and 29, 2014

         This being Pride month, we are not hosting our regular 3rd Sunday meeting or our small support groups as we will be at the Minneapolis Pride Festival and have a float in the Pride Parade again this year. 

 

        You are most welcome to join our Pride Parade contingent or give us a shout out as we pass by. 

 

        When you are enjoying the Pride Festival in Loring Park, please stop by our PFLAG booth and say hello.  Our booth number is G054 (Green section, booth space 54).

We are in the same place we were last year. (see map below)

 

 

Opportunities for you!
 

Rather than just sitting on the sidelines again this year, take an active part in Pride with us!
Join us at our Pride Festival booth in Loring Park.  If you are familiar with PFALG Twin Cities and would like to help out at our information booth by visiting with people, please let us know with an email to:
admin@pflagtc.com
We still need volunteers for 3 hour shifts on both Saturday and Sunday, June 28 and 29.
We are also offering you the opportunity to be a part of the largest parade in Minnesota.   
Our contingent in the Pride Parade on Sunday can always be bigger.  Just dress in summer attire and we will supply you with a rainbow umbrella and signs to carry, or beach balls to hand out to the crowd on Sunday, June 29.  For details on joining us in the parade, email us at
admin@pflagtc.com

  

Please show your support for PFLAG by joining us at our information booth or walking with us in the parade!

DONATE

WHY SHOULD I DONATE TO PFLAG TWIN CITIES?

First, by donating you become a member of PFLAG Twin Cities. As a member of PFLAG, you enable us to expand our work to keep families together, educate the public and advocate for equal rights and fair treatment for LGBT people and their families. Learn more about the programs and services your contributions make possible.

We are also offering a way for your loved ones to connect with people for support, friendship and to share together in this journey.

You get bragging rights. PFLAG is the largest grassroots-based family organization of its kind.

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Contact Us

PFLAG Twin Cities meetings are at:
Sabathani Community Center
310 East 38th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55409

Our mailing address is:
PFLAG Twin Cities
Box 19290
Minneapolis, MN 55419

Email: admin@pflagtc.com

Phone: 612.825.1660

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